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Title: Models and the dynamics of theories
Authors: Abrantes, Paulo Cesar Coelho
Assunto:: Ciência cognitiva
Descoberta científica
Issue Date: Jul-2004
Citation: ABRANTES, Paulo. Models and the dynamics of theories. Philosophos, Goiânia, v. 9, n. 2, p. 225-269, jul./dez. 2004. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 02 maio 2011.
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This paper gives a historical overview of the ways various trends in the philosophy of science dealt with models and their relationship with the topics of heuristics and theoretical dynamics. First of all, N. Campbell’s account of analogies as components of scientific theories is presented. Next, the notion of ‘model’ in the reconstruction of the structure of scientific theories proposed by logical empiricists is examined. This overview finishes with M. Hesse’s attempts to develop Campbell’s early ideas in terms of an analogical inference. The final part of the paper points to contemporary developments on these issues which adopt a cognitivist perspective. It is indicated how discussions in the cognitive sciences might help to flesh out some of the insights philosophers of science had concerning the role models and analogies play in actual scientific theorizing.
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